Hungary presents statue of Franz Liszt to CSM
Published on: Friday, 14 November 2014
The Government of Hungary, through the offices of its Ambassador to Ireland, Dr Tamás Magyarics, selected CIT Cork School of Music’s Fleischmann Library to be the location for a bronze bust of acclaimed composer Franz Liszt, by the distinguished Hungarian sculptress, Katalin Gerő. The Deputy Speaker of the Hungarian National Assembly, István Jakab, unveiled the bust at a ceremony in CIT Cork School of Music on Friday, 14th November.
Katalin Gerő’s busts of Liszt are widely acclaimed - one is sited in the centre of Budapest, another was donated by Budapest to Warsaw on the occasion of the Liszt bicentenary in 2011, and the third is in Serbia where it was installed in Belgrade’s Manjez Park, near the Serbian Faculty of Music. Cork, and Ireland, is profoundly honoured that the fourth cast is to be located in the Fleischmann Library.
The unveiling ceremony was preceded by a short recital by Hungarian pianist, Dávid Szilasi. His performance of Liszt's Czardas obstinée and Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 was performed in the Curtis Auditorium.